Oradell Criminal Defense Attorneys

At the Aretsky Law Group, our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Oradell possess a profound understanding of the intricate nuances of the municipal court system. With years of seasoned expertise, our team ensures robust representation for every client who chooses us for their defense. Specializing in Criminal Defense in Oradell, our attorneys are well-versed in the local courts, judges, and prosecutors, enabling us to navigate the legal landscape with precision on your behalf. Backed by extensive trial experience, we stand ready to mount a vigorous defense in court when required. If you're confronting criminal charges, rest assured, our Oradell Criminal Defense team is committed to skillfully guiding you through your legal challenges.


In Oradell, criminal charges can encompass various types of offenses, each carrying its own legal implications and potential consequences. These charges may range from misdemeanors such as disorderly conduct, theft, and simple assault, to more serious indictable offenses like burglary, drug possession with intent to distribute, and aggravated assault. The severity of the charge typically dictates the legal process and penalties involved, from municipal court proceedings for lesser offenses to trials in the Superior Court for indictable crimes. Understanding the specific nature of the charges and seeking legal counsel promptly are crucial steps for anyone facing criminal allegations in Oradell, New Jersey.

  1. Disorderly Persons Offenses: In New Jersey, disorderly person offenses (commonly referred to as misdemeanors) encompass a range of non-indictable offenses that are considered less serious than indictable crimes (felonies). These offenses are typically handled in municipal courts rather than in the Superior Court system. Disorderly person offenses are acts that are disorderly or breach the peace. They include offenses such as:
    • simple assault
    • harassment
    • shoplifting
    • possession of small amounts of marijuana
    • certain types of criminal mischief

    If convicted of a disorderly person offense, penalties can include fines, community service, probation, and up to 6 months in jail. The severity of the penalty depends on the specific offense and the circumstances surrounding it. A conviction for a disorderly person offense results in a criminal record in New Jersey. This can have long-term consequences for employment, housing, and other aspects of life.

    Legal Process: The legal process for disorderly person offenses typically begins with arrest and may involve bail. The case then proceeds through the municipal court system, where a judge hears evidence, decides on guilt or innocence, and imposes penalties if necessary. Oradell's Municipal Court matters are conducted in Paramus at

    Paramus Municipal Complex
    1 Jockish Square
    Paramus, New Jersey 07652

  2. DUI/DWI Charges: Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are serious offenses in New Jersey. Penalties can include hefty fines, license suspension, and even jail time. Our firm employs comprehensive defense strategies to challenge the validity of the traffic stop, the accuracy of breathalyzer tests, and other aspects of the prosecution's case. Please visit our DUI/DWI webpages for a more detailed description of our representation for DWI’s.
  3. Local Ordinance Violations: Local ordinance violations are offenses that are governed by municipal or local laws rather than state statutes. These violations are typically less serious than disorderly person offenses or indictable crimes (felonies), and include such things as
    • Noise violations
    • Public intoxication
    • Curfew violations
    • Animal control issues
  4. Other Minor Offenses: Other minor offenses can include violations of municipal regulations and codes, and health and safety violations

Choosing an attorney can be a tough decision, but with our Criminal Defense attorneys in Oradell, you are going to get our extensive experience with personalized attention. Our team has years of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases, providing us with the knowledge and expertise to effectively defend you. We are committed to providing personalized legal representation with strategies specifically designed for your case. We know how to conduct comprehensive investigations in order to gather all of the specifics of your case, while also identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Our attorneys are also skilled negotiators, often able to secure plea deals or alternative sentencing options that minimize the impact on your life. You will also be kept well informed at every stage of your case and will be given thorough explanations of your options. Our familiarity with local courts, judges, and prosecutors in Oradell and surrounding areas also allows us to navigate the legal system effectively on your behalf.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Oradell, New Jersey, don't wait. Contact the Aretsky Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation 201-580-3411.

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